ESF is partnered with Lincoln University, located in Lincoln Township, New Zealand.
|Term||Academic Calendar||Application Deadline|
|Semester 1||Mid February - Late June||October 1|
|Semester 2||Mid July - Mid November||March 15|
Lincoln University is located in Lincoln Township, near the city of Christchurch in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. It is the oldest agriculturally-based university in the southern hemisphere, and offers a variety of academics as well as other activities. Like ESF, Lincoln is a small university, which means it can offer specialized education and support to visiting students.
The city of Christchurch is only 20 minutes away from campus and offers a variety of cultural and entertainment options. If you enjoy outdoor activities, there are also many opportunities for hiking, visiting the beach, seeing wildlife, and more.
City of Christchurch and New Zealand
Lincoln University is located in Lincoln Township, a small village about 20 minutes away from the city of Christchurch. Christchurch provides cultural, entertainment, culinary, and retail activities. ESF students who study in New Zealand often take advantage of the opportunity for outdoor activities including hiking, camping, surfing, and more!
There is a lot to do in and around Christchurch! Check out the below resources to learn more:
Lincoln University offers a wide array of courses which can work for many ESF majors. Click here to search for courses. Note that pre-requisites are able to be waived for study abroad students.
Examples of courses include:
Water Resource Management
Lincoln University has several housing options at different price points. Some of the options are "fully catered" which means they include a meal plan at the dining hall. Living in "self catered" housing means you will purchase groceries and prepare your own food. When selecting your housing preference, be sure to consider your budget and lifestyle to determine which will work best for you.
Your semester at Lincoln University can be affordable! You will pay your ESF tuition and fees and will then be responsible for additional costs which can include tuition differential, flight, housing, study abroad health insurance, food, and travel and incidentals. See below for a sample budget breakdown. Please note, the amount of money you spend will vary greatly depending on your lifestyle: for example if you travel often on weekends or during holidays, go out a lot, do a lot of shopping, etc.
*Note: all costs in USD. Costs are only estimates and are subject to change.
Lincoln University Program Estimated Budget
|Costs to be paid to ESF|
|ESF Tuition||$3,435.00 (in state); $8,325 (out of state)|
|Study Abroad Charge||$75|
|International Health Insurance||$300/semester|
|Total to be paid to ESF||$3,760 - $8,650|
|Housing||$4,000 - $,6000/semester|
|Food||$300 - $500/month|
|New Zealand Student Visa||$300|
|Miscellaneous (travel, entertainment, etc)||$1,000 - $5,000|
|Total Additional Costs||$8,645 - $15,445|